Deserts Springs Golf Resort
Murcia (San Javier) - 138km - 1 h 30 min
Almeria - 92.5km - 1 h 02 min
The Desert Springs Resort and Golf Club is an international award winning family leisure resort with exclusive luxury homes set beside the emerald green fairways of a unique and stunning championship desert golf course.
Set high on a plateau with panoramic views over the Almanzora valley towards the Mediterranean and surrounding mountains, there is something quite rare and special about the light and ambience of this perfectly maintained desert parkland, the largest rock and cactus garden in Europe. It has an all but surreal sense of beauty, serenity and quality of life and service.
Besides the high quality country houses, villas and cottages, colonial town houses and apartments, Desert Springs has life style and leisure activities for just about everyone, offering a range of exceptional family, leisure and golf facilities.
The thatched African longhouse of The Crocodile Club is the family heart of the resort and of the Lodge @ Desert Springs. Parents will find the cool misty "natural" rock-set swimming pools, Jacuzzi, sun lawns and pool bar of the Croc, a perfect day-long alternative to the local beaches and kids will love the sand play bunkers, kick around areas and games room.
Europe's only world class championship desert golf course, the stunning, 72 par, USGA specification championship desert Indiana course provides a unique golfing experience. What's more its Golf Academy has unsurpassed facilities to help golfers to improve all aspects of their game; after all this was the Overseas Home of the English Golf Union and is the current home of the Welsh Ladies Golf Union.
The Sierra Sports and Fitness Club is located beside the famous Crocodile Club on the Desert Springs Resort. It provides a wide range of quality indoor and open-air sports and fitness facilities.
Mentored by double Olympic decathlon champion, Daley Thompson, who is a villa owner at Desert Springs, it is aimed at general fitness and wellbeing. With its warm winter conditions, which are unique to this part of Europe, it is particularly suited to pre-season general fitness, team bonding and rehabilitation after sports injuries. Taken together with the other leisure and relaxation facilities at Desert Springs, it is a superb venue.
Perhaps best of all is to settle in and slow down; enjoy a late breakfast on your terrace overlooking the Indiana, then treat yourself your to pampering massage at the Day Spa and a light healthy lunch at the Deck on Powder Creek, at the Clubhouse. After lunch a short post-prandial stroll, past the Marquee and the Cave, brings you to the Crocodile Club for a dip in the pool and a blissful afternoon nap in a semi-private sun lawn. Then home for a shower and tidy up and on to sundowners at the Cave Bar and an elegant dinner El Torrente, one of the very best restaurants in the region. Round off your evening, with a nightcap and a game of billiards in the Private Reserve.
The serenity, quality of life and service offered by Desert Springs is Leisure Life!